UTPB baseball team manager keeps Falcons positive on & off the field

Published: May. 8, 2019 at 10:58 PM CDT
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As all ballplayers know, baseball is a game of failure, but it does have some success.

For Odessa High alum Adrian Paz, success for him is making through the day. Paz suffers from Cerebral Palsy.

"Sometime I do question. 'why me'. But then I come to realize that other kids tend to have it worse than I do," said Adrian Paz, the UTPB baseball team manager.

And his treatment for C-P, well America's game is what AP is all about.

"I remember like it was yesterday, (UTPB head baseball coach Brian) Reinke called and said have your mom call me and we can set up a meeting and ever since that day I have been apart of the team," explained Paz when asked about how he joined the Falcons.

Since that meeting, Adrian has taken his job very seriously.

"Having that energy even if you are not out there is very key. Not only does it motivate you, but also the people around you."

"He remind us all the time that not everyone is privileged to play this game. And never take advantage of the opportunities we have each day," said senior pitcher Quinton Rockwell.

"We play for people who can't go out and play. We play for Adrian," Senior outfielder Tony Oslovar added.

So baseball may be a game of failure, but for Adrian this is pure success.

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